This lecture note covers the following topics: Introduction to Cell
Biology, How to Study Cells, Cellular Building Blocks: Proteins, Cellular
Building Blocks: Lipids and Membranes, Membrane Transport, Intracellular
compartments and Transport, Cell Communication, Cell Communication,
Cytoskeleton: Actin and muscle contractility, Intermediate Filaments,
Microtubules, Mitosis and Meiosis.
This book is divided in
to two sections. Section A introduces cells, the molecular and structural
organizations of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, cell division, nucleic acids,
colloidal systems and techniques in cell biology. Section B starts with the
history of genetics and moves on to genetic code and chromosomal theory. This
section also covers mutations and variations, elements of population genetics
and the application of genetics in biotechnology, agriculture, medicine and
This note covers the following
topics: Protein Structure and Function, The Flow of Information: DNA to Protein,
Ribosome, mRNA, and tRNA direct the Synthesis of Proteins, Gene Regulation, DNA
Packing and Organization, Cell Cycle and Division, Cell Signaling, Cell
Junctions, Cell Adhesion and ECM, Nervous System.
This note explains the following topics: Immunologic targeting
of the cancer stem cell, Immunological considerations for cell therapy using
human embryonic stem cell derivatives, Mouse models of graft-versus-host
disease, Prospects for ensuring acceptance of ES cell-derived tissues.
This note explains the following topics: Epigenetic mechanisms controlling mesodermal specification, Imaging chromatin in
embryonic stem cells, Epigenetic silencing during early lineage commitment, The
chromatin signature of pluripotent cells, Stem cells, cancer, and epigenetics.